Rose-Hulman, Mount St. Joseph Split Baseball Twinbill


RumpkeNCC1MASON, OHIO -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology baseball team split Friday's doubleheader against the College of Mount St. Joseph.

The Lions won the opener 5-0, before Rose-Hulman bounced back to win 10-2 in the nightcap. 

In the opener, Brandon Bouley tossed a complete game five-hitter to lead the Lions past Rose-Hulman 5-0.  Kyle Ottaway led the Mount St. Joseph offense with two hits.

Senior Michael Kovacs (Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller) and junior Will Burchett (Mokena, Ill./Providence Catholic) led the Engineer offense with two singles each.

In the nightcap, senior Nick Rumpke (Cincinnati, Ohio/Wyoming) (pictured) tossed a nine-inning complete game against a team located in his hometown to earn the victory for Rose-Hulman.

Rumpke allowed just four hits with two walks and six strikeouts with his best performance of the season to improve to 2-3 overall.

Offensively, Rose-Hulman scored twice in the fifth and sixth innings, then scored three times in the ninth to secure their 20th win of the season.  The 20 wins marks the 20th time in 22 seasons under Jeff Jenkins that the Fightin' Engineers have reached the 20-win plateau.

Junior Derek Dauenbaugh (Bloomington, Ill./University) led the Rose-Hulman offense with three singles and three RBIs.  Sophomore Matt Turk (Addison, Ill./Addison Trail) also contributed three hits with a pair of RBIs in the performance.

Sophomore Bobby Newman (Orland Park, Ill./Sandburg) and junior Jamie Weinle (Harrison, Ohio/Olney C.C.) had two hits and two runs scored each.  Kovacs pitched in with two hits, including a double, and one run scored in the 14-hit performance.

Rose-Hulman stands 20-12 overall and 10-7 in HCAC play, while Mount St. Joseph improved to 16-17 overall and 9-9 in conference games.  The Engineers return home on Tuesday night with a matchup against Franklin College.